Dalmore 1978 Scotia Royale 33 Year Old
The Scotia Royale brand was devised by A. Gillie & Co, former proprietors of the Glen Scotia distillery. The company produced Scotia Royale as a blend up until the closure of the distillery in 1984. Its subsequent ownership, Loch Lomond Distillers, revived the brand around 2012 as an independent bottling label, and produced only a handful of these well-aged single cask releases before it was sold to a UK based private equity management firm called Exponent in 2014, and a again in 2019 to Hillhouse Capital Management in Asia. The subsequent ownership preferred to focus on the brand as a blend again, so these single malt releases are a real rarity.
This 1978 vintage Dalmore is one of 210 bottles.
Dalmore is undoubtedly the prize single malt in the Whyte & Mackay portfolio. This was not always the case though. The blenders purchased it from the Mackenzie family in 1960, having been long-standing customers. Due to the long-running importance of it to their blends, their distillery bottlings of its single malt were limited to a 12 year old expression. Nowadays however, it is positioned as a luxury brand, rubbing shoulder with the likes of Macallan, and is globally recognised. Independent releases like this are hard to come by.
This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.
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